JoshFest will honour mem­ory of boy, 5

Rossendale Free Press - - Obituaries -

THE par­ents of a boy whose brave fight against can­cer touched the hearts of thou­sands are hold­ing a char­ity festival in his mem­ory.

Joshua McCor­mack died in Jan­uary 2017, aged five, 15 months af­ter be­ing di­ag­nosed with a rare ma­lig­nant brain tu­mour.

His par­ents Ni­cola and Kevin are or­gan­is­ing a char­ity festival - dubbed JoshFest - at the River­side in Whit­worth on May 6.

Con­firmed acts in­clude Whit­worth Choir and top trib­ute act The Am­bas­sadors for the event hosted by Rochdale AFC’s DJ Dave Sweet­more.

Writ­ing on the ‘Josh McCor­mack - in lov­ing mem­ory’ Face­book page, Ni­cola said the two char­i­ties set to ben­e­fit from the festival - which could be­come an an­nual event - were chil­dren’s play­group Jolly Josh and Friends of Rosie, a chil­dren’s can­cer re­search char­ity.

She added: “The festival is to cel­e­brate Joshua’s life and to honour his brav­ery and courage by rais­ing vi­tal funds for lo­cal chil­dren’s char­i­ties.

“Th­ese are both fan­tas­tic lo­cal causes and close to our hearts.”

Tick­ets priced £10 are avail­able from the River­side, Whit­worth Work­ers Club, Whit­worth Deli Bar, the Half­way House or by call­ing Sarah on 07455 167707.

Kevin and Ni­cola McCor­mack with Josh, who sadly lost his bat­tle with a rare can­cer in Jan­uary last year, aged five

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